Quail A La Millbrook
- 1 pound country sausage meat
- 3 tablespoons chopped shallots
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup bread crumbs (we use our homemade Anadama Bread)
- 12 whole quail
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 carrots chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 3 celery stalks chopped
- 1/2 cup cognac
- 1 cup white wine
Stuffing: Sauté sausage and shallots in olive oil until brown. Stir in bread crumbs and remove from the heat.
Quail: Wash the quail and pat dry. Fill the body cavity of each quail with the stuffing. Sauté the quail in the olive oil in a large frying pan (may be done in batches) turning so as to brown as well as possible all over.
Pour cognac over quail and ignite. Let the flames burn out. Add white wine and vegetables. Simmer for ten minutes.
Place quail breast-side up in a baking dish, pour liquid and vegetables from pan over them, and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
To serve, place 2 quail on a plate and spoon liquid and vegetables over them.
This recipe yields 6 servings.